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Unhealthy Roles in Alcoholic Families

In Practical Help for Families of Alcoholics we looked at how alcoholism is a family illness that needs us to change our behaviour to assist the alcoholic in beginning to accept treatment and recovery.  In this article we look at the unhealthy roles that we can play in alcoholic families and how these can ‘enable’ the […]

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Alcoholism Centre – Information about the disease of alcoholism

The treatments offered at the various alcoholism centres in South Africa and the UK today are far more advanced than previous methods used. This is because today, more is known about alcoholism: the causes, the disease, progression of the illness, the best treatments and the best maintenance programmes. Alcoholism has been a recognised illness for […]

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Overcoming Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol addiction is a terrible affliction that doesn’t receive much in the way of sympathy from the general populace. People are very quick to judge, saying that the alcoholic brought it on themselves, and that the only thing standing between them and a complete recovery from alcoholism is their own lack of willpower. Yes, it […]

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Alcoholism Symptoms – Part 1

Recognising the symptoms of alcoholism is vital to diagnosing and accessing appropriate treatment and recovery. Many people believe that alcoholism symptoms are more than obvious but unless you’re a trained alcohol and addictions counsellor, recognising the difference between someone who may be drinking heavily from the alcoholic whose drinking has progressed to the point that […]

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Alcoholism Symptoms – Part 2

The first part to this Alcoholism Symptoms article is found here. Alcohol abuse can lead to alcoholism and is by no means healthy. Binge drinkers are sometimes more appropriate for out-patients rehab, otherwise known as after-hour’s rehab. MYTH: Alcoholics come from alcoholic families. FACT: While it is true that some alcoholics do come from families […]

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Alcohol Detoxification Costs

Consuming enough alcohol that it impairs the quality of your life and then continue to persist in drinking alcohol in spite of these negative consequences. This is what it means to be an alcoholic.  Once you’ve reached the stage where alcohol is costing you more than money, the cost is too high.  Yes, it costs […]

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